BEDFORDSHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE: South African star smashed monster century in Eaton Socon success

Eaton Socon overseas player Matthew Kirkham.

Eaton Socon overseas player Matthew Kirkham. - Credit: Archant

Overseas star Matthew Kirkham caused cricketing carnage at Eaton Socon last Sunday afternoon.

The South African bludgeoned an unbeaten 143 off just 48 balls in a Bedfordshire County League clash.

Kirkham’s mighty knock included a dozen fours and nine sixes, and set Eaton Socon on the way to a 260-run drubbing of Letchworth Garden City in Division Two.

He wasn’t the only man to tuck into a feast of runs with Matthew Sharpe (57), Joe Donnelly (45), McCauley Clark (35) and Jamie Vale (34) also adding sizable contributions to a monster 360-6 off 45 overs.

The Eaton Socon bowlers were in fine fettle as well, taking less than 25 overs to skittle the visitors.

Joe Watling led the way with 3-16 while Ryan Worboys and Terry Day both claimed a couple of victims.

Waresley were well-beaten in Division One when going down to Flitwick by 187 runs. They were dismissed for 101 when in pursuit of 288.

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